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SHEMEKIA COPELAND Band

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SHEMEKIA COPELAND Band
Saturday, November 17, 2018 8:30 PM
The Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon, NY
Admission Type Price Quantity

Show only (no dinner reservation)

$35.00

Show with Dinner Reservation-5:30 PM (1 entree minimum per person)

$35.00

Show with Dinner Reservation-6:00 PM (1 entree minimum per person)

$35.00

Show with Dinner Reservation-6:30 PM (1 entree minimum per person)

$35.00

Show with Dinner Reservation-7:00 PM (1 entree minimum per person)

$35.00

Show with Dinner Reservation-7:30 PM (1 entree minimum per person)

$35.00

Show with Dinner Reservation-8:00 PM (1 entree minimum per person)

$35.00
The total does not include a $3 per ticket service charge.
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Show Details
  • When: Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 8:30 PM
  • Ticket Price: $35.00
  • Show Type: Blues
"Copeland is a powerhouse, a superstar…she can do no wrong." –Rolling Stone

"America’s Child is a groundbreaking, genre-bending work of beauty. Shemekia is one of the great singers of our time. This record introduces listeners to another side of her, and I predict it will result in many new fans. Her voice on these songs is nothing short of magic." –Mary Gauthier

"Shemekia Copeland is one of the great blues voices of our time. No one comes close to the sheer firepower that Copeland conjures at will." –Chicago Tribune


Shemekia Copeland never holds back. Her instantly recognizable voice—capable of being sultry, assertive and roaring—delivers every song with unparalleled honesty and passion. Her wide-open vision of contemporary Americana roots and soul music showcases the evolution of a passionate artist with an up-to-the-minute musical and lyrical approach. With her new Alligator Records album, “America’s Child,” Copeland confidently announces an electrifying new chapter in her constantly evolving story. Produced by Americana Instrumentalist Of The Year winner Will Kimbrough (who also plays guitar on the album) and recorded in Nashville, “America’s Child”is a courageous and fiery statement of purpose, a major step forward for the singer whose musical consciousness continues to expand as her star continues to rise.

“America’s Child” is by far Copeland’s most compelling work yet, with music swelling beyond blues and into spirited Americana, with elements of rock, soul, and country. From the anthemic opening track, “Ain’t Got Time For Hate,” to the closing lullaby, the traditional “Go To Sleepy Little Baby,” Shemekia sings with passion and insight about the chaos and uncertainty in the world while still finding joy all around her.

With guests including John Prine, Rhiannon Giddens, Mary Gauthier, Emmylou Harris, Steve Cropper, J.D. Wilkes, Al Perkins and members of the Time Jumpers, “America’s Child” bursts with Copeland’s bravado and embraces with her tenderness.

Upon the birth of her son Johnny Lee Copeland in 2017, Shemekia, with fresh eyes, began to take an even deeper look at the state of the world. Of the new album, she says, “After having a child, I started thinking about the world I brought him into, how it actually is and how I wished it was and all the things he will have to go through. And to live in this world today, you have to have a strong foundation like I did to make it through. So that’s what 'America’s child' means to me. I’m truly grateful to all the artists that joined me on this record—it wasn’t about the genre for anyone, it was about the music and mutual love and respect.”

When Shemekia broke on the scene at age 18 in 1998 with her groundbreaking Alligator Records debut CD, “Turn The Heat Up,” she instantly became a blues and R&B force to be reckoned with. News outlets from The New York Times to CNN praised Copeland’s talent, larger-than-life personality, and true star power. With each subsequent release, Copeland’s music has continued to grow. From her debut through 2005’s “The Soul Truth,” Shemekia earned eight Blues Music Awards, a host of Living Blues Awards (including the prestigious 2010 Blues Artist Of The Year) and more accolades from fans, critics and fellow musicians.

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